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    The Impact of Christianity on Capitalism
    Philosophy Today 64 (3): 691-707. 2020.
    This paper represents a preliminary attempt to explore Max Weber’s and Michel Foucault’s distinct accounts of how Christianity facilitated the development of capitalism in the West. Very generally, Weber and Foucault agree that it was the conducts that Christianity inculcated in individuals that aided capitalism’s develop­ment. Yet this paper shows that they disagree about what these conducts were, how they were inculcated, and in whom.
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    Through a Glass Darkly: Adorno's Inverse Theology
    Adorno Studies 1 (1): 66-78. 2017.
  • Adorno: Key Concepts (edited book)
    . 2008.
  •  16
    The paper begins by comparing Adorno’s and Foucault’s accounts of the normalizing practices that socialize individuals, integrating them into Western societies. In this context, I argue that the animus against socialism can be read as an expression of profound anxiety about the existing socialization of reproduction in the West. In fact, Adorno and Foucault contend that really existing socialization has contained our political imagination to the point where even our ideas about alternatives only…Read more
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    History as Fiction: Foucault's Politics of Truth
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 22 (3): 139-147. 1991.
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    Domination and enlightenment: the limits of manipulation
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 26 (1): 17-26. 1995.
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    Open thinking: Adorno’s exact imagination
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 44 (8): 805-821. 2018.
    Adorno thought that substantive change was not just desirable but also possible. He also offered ideas about what positive change might look like on the basis of his determinate negation of damaged life. This paper begins by exploring Adorno’s ideas about possibility and determinate negation. It also discusses his views about the sort of changes that might be made. Given Adorno’s ideas about the possibility of change, the paper ends by challenging Fabian Freyenhagen’s reading of Adorno as a meth…Read more
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    The paper begins with a broad description of Adorno’s and Foucault's relations to Marx. Its focus then narrows to describe the relation between the economy and the state in their work, and in particular, whether Adorno adopted Friedrich Pollock’s state capitalist thesis which asserts that state power now outflanks the market economy. The next section deals with exchange relations and power relations, and Foucault’s discussion of neo-liberalism in The Birth of Biopolitics comes to the fore. After…Read more
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    Foucault, Freud, and the Repessive Hypothesis
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 45 (2): 148-161. 2014.
    One aspect of Foucault's thought brings him much closer to Freud than many commentators believe. This Freudian “moment” in Foucault is formulated in the following dictum: the soul is the prison of the body. For Foucault, the modern soul is formed when the norms that govern disciplinary training and exercise are internalized. Once internalized, these norms affect our self-understanding and conduct. This paper focuses on Foucault's account of internalization. It shows that this Freudian moment in …Read more
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    The Culture Industry Revisited: Theodor W. Adorno on Mass Culture
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 55 (3): 343-344. 1997.
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    Adorno on Nature
    Routledge. 2011.
    Decades before the environmental movement emerged in the 1960s, Adorno condemned our destructive and self-destructive relationship to the natural world, warning of the catastrophe that may result if we continue to treat nature as an object that exists exclusively for our own benefit. "Adorno on Nature" presents the first detailed examination of the pivotal role of the idea of natural history in Adorno's work. A comparison of Adorno's concerns with those of key ecological theorists - social ecolo…Read more
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    Hans-Robert Jauss and the exemplarity of art
    British Journal of Aesthetics 27 (3): 259-267. 1987.
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    Remapping modernity
    British Journal of Aesthetics 30 (1): 35-45. 1990.
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    Notes on Individuation in Adorno and Foucault
    Philosophy Today 58 (3): 325-344. 2014.
    The social construction of the individual is a central theme in critical social theory. Theodor W. Adorno and Michel Foucault address this theme throughout their work, offering important insights into individual identity and autonomy in the West. For Adorno, of course, individuation can be fully understood only with the aid of Freudian theory. However, since Foucault often criticized psychoanalysis, the paper will begin by comparing Adorno’s and Foucault’s positions on Freud’s theories of instin…Read more
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    The sundered totality: Adorno's freudo-marxism
    Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 25 (2). 1995.
  • Individualism: The Cultural Logic of Modernity (edited book)
    with Nancy Armstrong, James Cruise, Lisa Eck, Megan Heffernan, David Jenemann, Nigel Joseph, Tom McCall, Lucy McNeece, JoAnne Myers, Julie Orlemanski, Jonathon Penny, Dale Shin, Vivasvan Soni, Frederick Turner, and Philip Weinstein
    Lexington Books. 2011.
    Individualism: The Cultural Logic of Modernity is an edited collection of sixteen essays on the idea of the modern sovereign individual in the western cultural tradition. Reconsidering the eighteenth-century realist novel, twentieth-century modernism, and underappreciated topics on individualism and literature, this volume provocatively revises and enriches our understanding of individualism as the generative premise of modernity itself
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    Nature, red in tooth and claw
    Continental Philosophy Review 40 (1): 49-72. 2007.
    “Nature, Red in Tooth and Claw” explores Adorno’s ideas about our mediated relationship with nature. The first section of the paper examines the epistemological significance of his thesis about the preponderance of the object while describing the Kantian features in his notion of mediation. Adorno’s conception of nature will also be examined in the context of a review of J. M. Bernstein’s and Fredric Jameson’s attempts to characterize it. The second section of the paper deals with Adorno’s Freud…Read more
  • The two faces of liberal democracy in habermas
    Philosophy Today 45 (1): 95-104. 2001.
  • Peter Bürger, The Decline of Modernism (review)
    Philosophy in Review 13 288-290. 1993.